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The Next Big Thing

Once again Fort Worth booking and management agency Blackbox Presents will join Dallas' Bergen Management and put on a nonsanctioned showcase during South-by. Expect a lot of Texas bands. And another great turnout.

Austin Callin’

The Apache 5 is back after a long hiatus, playing Friday at Lola's Saloon.

Apache 5, Happi Hous, Color Control

Live Oak to Work With Spune?

Hearsay

Hearsay

Music Awards Recap

I’m stuck in a post-Music Awards malaise. After months of planning, begging, and coercing, the Music Awards season drew to a close after Sunday...
Blank-Men's debut recording, the six-song EP Fact or Fiction?, sounds like Devo or The B-52's but is more ragged, more punk.

Blank-Men: New Traditionalists

Blank-Men aren’t just doing something different. These four Fort Worthians are doing something different well. There’s a strong retro influence in their music, perhaps obviously...
The Will Callers' debut has been a long time coming but is worth the wait.

The Will Callers: A Lot Left

The Will Callers, led by co-founders Jake Murphy (guitar, vocals) and drummer Daniel Slatton (drums, vocals), are one of the best respected, most progressive...

Relentless Beats

Most rock drummers are either really fast or really musical. Few are ... unique. Fort Worth has its share of fast drummers -- for...

Shea and Lola

In early 2001, a Fort Worth-born singer-songwriter named Shea Seger put out a major-label album, The May Street Project, inspiring Elton John (?!?) to...

Jacob Furr’s Sierra Madre

Jacob Furr’s gone dark. On the Fort Worth singer-songwriter’s fifth recording, Sierra Madre, he sprinkles his trademark acoustic balladry with some crunchy guitarwork and intense...

Bertha Coolidge: Jazz in Your Rock Pants

Not sure what Sunday nights are like now for live music, but during the Lea/Locke/Forella/Price/Mariani Administration (circa '05), when clubs stayed open well past...

Re-Enter: The Foxymorons

Of every band in North Texas, The Foxymorons may be in the weirdest place. Since forming in Mesquite in the mid-1990s, the duo of...

More FW at SXSW

As first reported on Blotch (Feb. 19, 2010), Arlington pianistic singer-songwriter Jessie Frye and Fort Worth's rowdy, skuzzy, light-hearted hard-rock act Complete join Telegraph...
Jefferson Colby

Hey, JC

Hard-rockers Jefferson Colby neither burned out nor faded away. True, the trio of frontman/lyricist Daniel Mabe, drummer (and older brother) Matt Mabe (Quaker City Night...